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SingHealth mobile app to cover more institutions

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13-May-17 A mobile registration service aimed at reducing waiting time at outpatient clinics is to be rolled out in Singapore. The Health Buddy app allows patients to register for consultations using mobile devices and has been piloted since Oct-16. [image: Jonathan Choo / ST]

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Visa hurdle stops Pakistani patients, hits medical tourism

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12-May-17 India's restrictions on medical visas to Pakistanis are having a serious impact on medical tourism in India. Several laboratories revealed that over 600 Pakistani patients used to visit India per month and now those numbers have dwindled. [image: The Times Of India]

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Singapore lures Indonesians with qualified doctors, tech

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10-May-17 Hospitals in Singapore consistently acquire the most advanced equipment and attract top doctors from developed countries. This tends to lure patients from neighbouring countries, particularly Indonesia, whose citizens are the largest outside revenue contributors for Singapore’s medical industry. [image: The Jakarta Post / Shutterstock]

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Kazakhstan plans to develop medical tourism

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11-Jul-17 Kazakhstan is working on a program that will help develop medical tourism in the country. "It will be one of the directions within the framework of modernization of the national healthcare system," said Yelzhan Birtanov, the Health Minister. [image: kazinform]

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World Bank approves loan to improve Chinese healthcare services

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11-May-17 The World Bank approved a USD600 mn loan to China to help improve healthcare in Anhui and Fujian. "China... now faces new challenges: an aging population and an increasing burden of chronic diseases," said Ramesh Govindaraj, Lead Health Specialist. [image: National Health and Family Planning Commission of the PRC]

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